Student advisory service

The student advisory office is open to everyone seeking advice concerning studies at the English Department.
Office hours are offered on an open basis so you do not need an extra appointment. If you wish to consult the student advisor outside the office hours, please make an appointment beforehand.
Please make sure to come prepared and to bring pen and paper in case you need to take notes.

The office hours for the winter term break (5 February - 6 April) are:

Tuesday           9.30–12.00

Wednesday     9.30–12.00

Thursday         9.30–12.00

and by appointment.


Allocation of remaining places on courses of the English Department for the summer semester 2018

If you have missed the HIS-LSF online registration deadline for courses offered by the English Department, or if there were other reasons why you have not received a place on such courses, please do the following:

• For lectures, places can still be allocated via the normal HIS-LSF registration process, even after the deadline. So please use HIS-LSF.

• For other seminars, practical skills courses / Übungen etc., the English Department’s Student Advisory Service (room 121 and 120) offers designated times for allocating the remaining places on courses. These times are given below – please read this information carefully beforehand:

Please note that we will give preference to students who are considered cases of hardship [Härtefälle, e.g. students who have a disability or chronic illness; students who have young children to look after; students providing nursing case for close relatives (Studierende, die nahe Angehörige pflegen), competitive athletes (Leistungssportler*innen) etc.] and need to arrange some changes to their schedules. These students can come to our office hours between Monday, 30 January and Friday, 2 February (Mon 9.30–12, Tue 9.30–12 & 13-15, Wed 9-11 & 13-15, Thu 9.30–12 & 13-15, Fri 9.30-12). If these students cannot make it during any of those times, they may also request an appointment for an alternative time slot.

Students who are experiencing time table clashes (e.g. because they were given two courses that take place at the same time, so that they have to replace one of these courses with another), and students who did not receive a place due to technical problems (although they registered on time and selected the right number of alternative options that the LSF system required – e.g. they selected 3 parallel courses/groups where possible and still did not get a place), must come and see us between Tuesday, 30 January and Wednesday, 31 January (Tue 9.30–12 & 13-15, Wed 9–11 & 13–15).

Students who did not get places due to a fault of their own (e.g. because they did not select enough alternative options when selecting courses on HIS-LSF; or because they missed the HIS-LSF deadline) must stop by our office between Thursday, 1 February and Friday, 2 February (Thu 9.30–12 & 13-15 and Fri 9.30–12).

Allocation of remaining places on courses of the English Department for the winter semester 2017-18

If you have missed the main registration deadline for courses offered by the English Department, or if there were other reasons why you have not received a place on such courses, please do the following:

  • For lectures, places can still be allocated via the normal HIS-LSF registration process, even after the deadline. So please use HIS-LSF.
  • For seminars, practical skills courses / Übungen etc. for the 1st semester of B.A., M.A. or M.Ed. programs, a special registration period has been set aside in October (HIS-LSF online registration from 4–11 October).
    However, please note: We can only enrol you on courses after you have officially enrolled on the degree program in question. If your enrolment can only take place after 11 October, please make use of the special course allocation procedures for latecomers (further details will be announced on this website after 11 October).
  • For other course types (e.g. seminars, practical skills courses / Übungen etc. for students from the 2nd BA/MA/MEd semester onwards), remaining places are now already allocated directly by the course teachers; please contact them if necessary.
    Cases of hardship should, however, contact the student advisory service first.